saw a thread the other day about pain in the shoulder. I don't know if anyone else here has torn a rotator cuff shooting a bow but wanted to pass along my experience just in case it proves helpful. I was shooting the bow and had just a slight twinge discomfort in the shoulder and arm. Nothing to indicate anything serious was wrong. I decided to take on last shot before leaving the range and when I pulled the bow back the last time my muscle tore. eventually took surgery to sew up the muscle and a year of rehab. the take away for me was the shoulder and arm muscles give very little warning when they are overstressed. In the future if anything doesn't feel right I'll take a break from shooting and see the doc.